February 2009

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Ebbsfleet United: “I Told You So”, Part Two

It’s difficult to imagine anything that more succinctly captured the perils of the modern game than the MyFootballClub takeover of BSP club Ebbsfleet United. The takeover, which was completed this time last year to a largely unquestioning media fanfare, has proved to be not far short of an unmitigated disaster, with the number of MyFC…

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February 21, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 3

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 3

As some of you will already be aware, Thursday night is now Mungo night here on Twohundredpercent. Hmm. I may have to copyright that opening sentence. Tonight’s episode – the third in a frankly endless series – features a fight between two mascots which ends in a golden opportunity for Mungo McCrackas. Can he finally…

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February 19, 2009
Ian

Match Of The (Mid)Week – Luton 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

When one thinks of pitch invasions at Kenilworth Road, one might be inclined to think of the infamous mass fight between Luton and Millwall supporters at an FA Cup match in 1985. Last night, there was a pitch invasion at Kenilworth Road but there was no violence involved this time, merely an explosion of anger,…

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February 19, 2009
Ian

Barnet Facing The Inevitable?

May 5th 2001 is one of the more memorable days in Football League history for at least the supporters of two small clubs. On the last day of the season in what is now called League Two saw two sides draped in history, Barnet and Torquay United embroiled in a winner takes all relegation match….

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February 18, 2009
Ian

Night Terras – The Battle To Save Weymouth Football Club

It never rains but it pours for Weymouth Football Club. There have been unsavoury rumours emanating from the Dorset-based Blue Square Premier club for over two years now, and the club is now fighting for its very life after the collapse of a take-over bid last week. As some you may recall, at the start…

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February 17, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 1-1 Fulham

For those of us in our mid-30s, Swansea City left a pretty indelible mark. Our coming of age coincided with theirs, as they rocketed up to the First Division under the managership of John Toshack. They had a team of grizzled old pros, none of whom were done any favours by the fashion of the…

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February 15, 2009
Ian

The New England Shirt Is Leaked, And… Well…

Those of you that live in Britain will probably be familiar with the concept of the town centre sports barn. These giant stores have several distinguishing features – walls so high that one can barely see what is being sold on the top third of them, a cardboard box full of suspiciously cheap looking footballs…

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February 13, 2009
Ian
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